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New York’s 10 Best Variations on the Knob Creek Old Fashioned

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Regardless of mixologist trends, there's something to be said for the timelessness of a classic cocktail. Of the classics, the Old Fashioned is the dignified grandfather of the bunch. Its components are sparse — typically just a hint of sugar muddled with a few drops of bitters and topped with a citrus twist — which really let the bourbon or rye shine. For the Old Fashioned and its ilk, the rich caramel flavors of Knob Creek® are particularly suited for today's versions of this standard bearer of cocktails. Here now, ten of those standouts.

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The Bailey Pub & Brasserie

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This Old Fashioned is done the old fashioned way: Knob Creek Rye muddled with orange and cherry and topped with a few drops of Angostura and an orange twist for brightness.

Del Frisco's Steakhouse

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Made with Knob Creek Bourbon, muddled with orange, cherry and sugar and topped with bitters, this take on the Old Fashioned doesn’t try to fix what isn’t broken.

Here, the Floyd's Elixir mixes Knob Creek Rye with apple whiskey over Demerara sugar muddled with orange bitters.

The Gilroy

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The Old Oscar is an inventive take on an Old Fashioned: with Knob Creek Bourbon, bitter Amaro Montenegro, ancho reyes, Campari (for its orange hint), and finished with chocolate bitters.

American Whiskey

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Order the Bodhi and Johnny here: wine barrel-finished Knob Creek Rye, Amaro Montenegro, Mandarine Napoleon, and Blackstrap bitters.

The Bar Room

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The Sazerac, the Old Fashioned’s cousin, is made here with Knob Creek Rye, sugar muddled with Peychauds bitters, and accented with a Pernod rinse.

The Letlove Inn

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Try the Missionary here, featuring Knob Creek Bourbon, Crème de Cherry, muddled sugar and finished with an orange twist.

Maiella

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Knob Creek Rye, Lazzaroni Amaretto, fresh lemon, dry vermouth, egg white and just a few drops of Angostura bitters make up a Saronno Sour here.

The Long Island Bar

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Order a perfectly-balanced Boulevardier, made with Knob Creek Rye, orangey Campari and sweet vermouth.

Southern Hospitality

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A classic Knob Creek Rye Old Fashioned is on the menu here, made with Angostura bitters, agave nectar, orange slice, brandied cherries.

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The Bailey Pub & Brasserie

This Old Fashioned is done the old fashioned way: Knob Creek Rye muddled with orange and cherry and topped with a few drops of Angostura and an orange twist for brightness.

Del Frisco's Steakhouse

Made with Knob Creek Bourbon, muddled with orange, cherry and sugar and topped with bitters, this take on the Old Fashioned doesn’t try to fix what isn’t broken.

Pinks

Here, the Floyd's Elixir mixes Knob Creek Rye with apple whiskey over Demerara sugar muddled with orange bitters.

The Gilroy

The Old Oscar is an inventive take on an Old Fashioned: with Knob Creek Bourbon, bitter Amaro Montenegro, ancho reyes, Campari (for its orange hint), and finished with chocolate bitters.

American Whiskey

Order the Bodhi and Johnny here: wine barrel-finished Knob Creek Rye, Amaro Montenegro, Mandarine Napoleon, and Blackstrap bitters.

The Bar Room

The Sazerac, the Old Fashioned’s cousin, is made here with Knob Creek Rye, sugar muddled with Peychauds bitters, and accented with a Pernod rinse.

The Letlove Inn

Try the Missionary here, featuring Knob Creek Bourbon, Crème de Cherry, muddled sugar and finished with an orange twist.

Maiella

Knob Creek Rye, Lazzaroni Amaretto, fresh lemon, dry vermouth, egg white and just a few drops of Angostura bitters make up a Saronno Sour here.

The Long Island Bar

Order a perfectly-balanced Boulevardier, made with Knob Creek Rye, orangey Campari and sweet vermouth.

Southern Hospitality

A classic Knob Creek Rye Old Fashioned is on the menu here, made with Angostura bitters, agave nectar, orange slice, brandied cherries.

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